Category Archives: Genealogy

On a Highway of Usefulness

Recently, I have come to fully accept my lifelong role as temporary custodian of our family treasures from the past.  Whether they be tattered and torn photographs or yellowed documents with an ancestor’s handwriting, this inward pull to document and … Continue reading

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Emminga Sale is Big Event on Saturday

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois April 29, 1937   Note:  you might want to re-read the previous post, Emminga Goods Draw Crowds (written prior to estate sale) for a better understanding of the following briefer 1937 newspaper article, written after.      EMMINGA SALE IS … Continue reading

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Reel to Reel Life

Recently, I’ve been anchored to my chair and consumed—fanatical—about transferring VHS video tapes to Windows Media Player files, or at least a format compatible with most computers.   It’s a small piece of my unquenchable quest to de-clutter our home while … Continue reading

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History of the Old Windmill by Evelyn Cassens

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, December 12, 1929   HISTORY OF THE OLD WINDMILL Evelyn Cassens A Dutch windmill, fifty-seven years old, the only one of its kind is located in this town, the only one in this section … Continue reading

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Windmill is of Interest…a 1929 letter to the editor

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, December 5, 1929   Windmill is of Interest Mr. Graham of Galesburg Writes Letter Galesburg, Ill. November 23, 1929   Editor of Golden New Era: Of late there has been a great deal said … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts Concerning Lincoln…in 1934

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, February 8, 1934   Little Known Facts Concerning Lincoln…in 1934 (Gleaned from here and there—by J. F. Hunziker—) In Lincoln City, Indiana one will find a simple little granite stone in Nancy Hanks Park … Continue reading

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Shook Hands with Lincoln

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, March 1, 1928   Shook Hands with Lincoln It is given to few people, perhaps, to play as continuous and important a part in the history of a village as that enacted by our … Continue reading

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